COMMUNITY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Who are we?
The Community Research and Development Division is a group of scholars, activists, researchers, practitioners, students, and other individuals who are interested in bringing social justice to marginalized communities. Our focus on social justice at the group level leads us to ask questions about the determinants and consequences of communities’ exclusion or marginalization from processes and resources. We are also concerned about the collective identity and lived realities of communities, and how those identifications and experiences affect everyone’s well-being and quality of life.
- Connect with others studying and acting to address issues of social justice in marginalized communities.
- Participate in a rich community of collaborators with shared interest in the interplay of scholarship and activism.
- Engage in an environment that values a balanced approach to researching both privilege and deficit at the community level.
- Get support and recognition for producing rigorous academic work that has practical implications for members of marginalized communities.
Graduate students: we encourage you to take an active role in the division! This is a great way to get some experience working within a professional organization and to develop relationships with more senior scholars and activists. Don’t forget the Community Research and Development Division Graduate Student Paper Competition that is held every year!
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Division mission statement was reviewed in November 2018 by Meghan Ashlin Rich, University of Scranton Community Research and Development Division Chair, 2017-2019. No edits were made. Division mission statement last edited in 2015 by Tamara G.J. Leech, IU Fairbanks School of Public Health, Community Research and Development Division Chair, 2013-2015.
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